I read an extremely disturbing article on Salon.com this morning about “Doxxing” and the fetishization of women online. Rather than exhibit faux outrage I will merely say that stalking is stalking and if we continue to gawk and watch our world grow ever more hostile than we will see this facet of cruelty both online and in our daily “real life” interactions.
The girl in question looks maybe 17-19 to my old eyes and it is sickening that she cannot enjoy a day at the Olympics without being subjected to various forms of perverts and stalkers. Before the internet you had to work harder to check out hot babes. You actually had to go where they are physically located. Now the tyranny of distance is conquered and Friedman’s “the world is flat” garbage is real. Now men can stare at a Russian hottie via the AP wire.